Food business licence - Southern Downs Regional Council - Queensland

Description

You will need this licence if you are a for-profit business that intends to make food or sell unpackaged food by retail. You will also require a food business licence if you are a non-profit organisation that sells meals at a particular place on 12 or more days each financial year.

This licence applies to all locations and food business types, whether you are based in commercial premises, at home or from a vehicle or stall.

If you are going to operate as a mobile food business, you only need one food business licence in one of the local government areas within which you intend to operate. A mobile food business includes:

  • vehicles from which you sell unpackaged food by retail
  • food vending machines
  • water carriers delivering drinking water.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • meet the requirements set out in legislation
  • provide any plans or drawings
  • appoint a Food Safety Supervisor who is available when the business is operating.

You may also be required to have an accredited Food Safety Program.

It is advised that you talk to your council before applying.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Depending on the requirements in your licence, you may also be subject to audits at a frequency determined by the council.

Duration

For fixed, mobile and domestic / home-based: financial year (annual). Temporary: 12 months or one off event (max 5 days)

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $712.00

High risk premises - category one. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All $862.00

High risk premises - category two. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All $575.00

Low risk premises. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All -

Temporary food licence (stall):

  • one event (max five days) - $116.00
  • annual (valid for 12 months) - $224.00.
Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All $426.00

Design approval for food premises plans. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Inspection All $185.00

Fees for 2022-23

General Miscellaneous All $80.00

Restoration of expired licence. Fees for 2022-23

Renew Renewal All $391.00

High risk premises - category one. Fees for 2022-23

Renew Renewal All $484.00

High risk premises - category two. Fees for 2022-23

Renew Renewal All $270.00

Low risk premises. Fees for 2022-23

Forms

Approval time

Within 30 days

Additional information

If you intend to operate a water carrier as part of your mobile food business, you will need to follow the guidelines outlined in the authorising legislation.

If you intend to operate a food catering business, additional requirements apply in a addition to a food licence.

Administering agency

Southern Downs Regional Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.